The MSc Nursing (Adult) course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to qualify as a registered nurse in adult nursing practice. The demand for nurses with a postgraduate qualification is increasing, with nurses at the heart of our health care provision and society. This course will enable you to pursue a career with purpose, making a daily difference to patients, their families and the health care system. This master’s degree allows you to develop as a future leader in nursing, with opportunities for self-development through a range of initiatives such as research placements and student ambassadorships. The University of Hertfordshire offers a large range of Continuing Professional Development courses once you are qualified, working with many local NHS Trusts to keep developing your knowledge and providing the opportunity to specialize.
Reasons for Choosing MSc Nursing (Adult)
- The University is 2nd in the East of England for Nursing (2023 Complete University Guide) and our Allied Health Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy ranked in the top 25% of UK universities for research impact (Research Excellence Framework, 2021).
- This two-year full-time programme is especially designed for people wishing to become registered nurses who already hold a first degree. Graduates will be eligible to enter the Nursing and Midwifery Council Professional Register as an Adult Nurse and will be legally entitled to practice.
- Placement opportunities are available in Hertfordshire and London NHS Trusts.
- Top 25% ranking of UK universities for research impact
- 100% of the students surveyed are in full time graduate level employment or further study, with many offered employment where they have carried out their placement (Graduate Outcomes 2019 / 2020)
- Real-life learning scenarios in our on-campus simulation units.
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – The University of Hertfordshire offers a large range of CPD courses once you are qualified, working with many local NHS Trusts to keep developing your knowledge and providing the opportunity to specialize if that is something you would like to pursue
- Students can choose to undertake further curricular activities during their programme to earn a Go Herts Award (more details when course commences).
Entry requirements and key information
- A 2:1 honours degree in any subject or a 2:2 honours degree in a health-related subject with relevant work experience in health care.
All offers will be subject to the applicant’s demonstration of the NHS constitution’s “Values and Behaviors”, satisfactory interviews, numeracy and literacy test, health screening and the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks.
English language requirements
International qualifications will be considered for equivalency using NARIC. International candidates will be required to complete IELTS with scores of at least 6.5 in the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 in the writing and speaking sections and the overall average score must be 6.5 or above. Also Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses available for students without IELTS.
Modules in the Course
Level 6 Module:
Nursing Practice: Knowledge and Care, Compulsory (30 Credits)
Level 7 Module:
Enhancing Health & Social Care through Inter-professional Education, Compulsory (15 Credits)
Nursing Art and Science, Compulsory (30 Credits)
Clinical Decision Making, Compulsory (15 Credits)
Leading and Managing Nursing Care for Adult Nursing, Compulsory (30 Credits)
Co-ordinating Care in Adult Nursing, Compulsory (30 Credits)
Imagination and Innovation in Evidence Based Nursing Practice, Compulsory (30 Credits)
Final Numeracy Exam, Compulsory (0 Credits)
Integrated Nursing Care of the Adult Patient, Compulsory (30 Credits)
Fundamentals of Nursing Practice, Compulsory (30 Credits)
Tuition Fees 2023 for International Students
£16,950 for the 2023/2024 academic year (Full time)